Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2021

Thesis Advisor(s)

Deborah McDonald

Honors Major





This study sought to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of S-SPINE self-management interventions in the Spanish-speaking Hispanic population. Four focus groups were conducted during the study, with a total of 12 participants. During these virtual meetings, we obtained feedback on the S-SPINE modules and explored the needs and preferences of the Spanish-speaking population regarding lower-back pain self-management. Overall, we found that people prefer digital content in self-management modules and want to communicate better with their providers regarding their chronic pain. In addition, while there are a few support groups and resources online regarding chronic pain for Spanish-speakers, there are not many, nor are they as accessible as other support groups for English-speakers. Our findings support that providing the Spanish version of the SPINE chronic low back pain self-management modules is acceptable and feasible for Spanish-speaking Hispanics with chronic low back pain. The Spanish version S-SPINE modules need to be revised and pilot tested with a new target group of recently-diagnosed chronic pain individuals to assess the effectiveness of the informational content and mode of delivery in Spanish-speaking individuals.

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